5 Incredible India Cruises to Check Out for Your Next Vacation

India has some fantastic cruises, and choosing the right one can make all the difference in your trip. If you’re looking for your next vacation, and you’ve never taken an India cruise before, you should definitely take one of these five incredible India cruises out on the open water as soon as possible! You won’t regret it.


If you’re looking to take a vacation from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of life in India, then it’s time to book one of these incredible India cruises from Travelocity! These cruises are designed to take you through beautiful Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Calcutta (Kolkata) so you can see the sights, meet new people, and get some much needed relaxation all at once. Book your next vacation with one of these five incredible India cruises today!


1) The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

If you’re looking for a luxury experience in the world’s most exotic country, then look no further than The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. This train tour is a 7 day journey through Rajasthan, one of the most fascinating regions of India, and features all of the creature comforts and activities you could ask for. From camel rides and elephant safaris to traditional Indian performances, this trip has it all. Plus, with your own personal butler at your service 24 hours a day and spectacular views from each window that never get old, there’s not much more you could ask for on your next vacation.


2) The Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey is an all-inclusive, luxury cruise on the River Godavari. This 2-week itinerary takes you through Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, with stops in Nasik (for sunrise at the Kumbh Mela), Hyderabad (the capital of Telangana) and Bangalore. The Deccan Odyssey features a spa and fitness center, multiple dining venues, a variety of onboard activities and excursions. 

The Golden Chariot journey begins in Mumbai and follows the ancient trade routes from Mumbai up the coast to Alleppey (Alappuzha), Cochin (Kochi) and back down south again.


3) The Maharaja Express

The Maharaja Express is a luxurious cruise ship with accommodations for up to 1,600 guests. Guests enjoy the amenities of a five-star hotel on the water, with plenty of dining options, an infinity pool and spa facilities. The cruise has seven restaurants and lounges that serve a variety of cuisines from around the world. This was one of our favorite cruises!


4) The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot is a luxurious 12-night cruise from Singapore that visits the beautiful landscapes of Sri Lanka. Enjoy two nights in each of the three ports: Colombo, Trincomalee and Galle. The ship also includes an elephant safari and tea plantation tour in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. There are plenty of other excursions that you can choose from during your stay at each port. For those who want a quieter experience, there are lectures by experts on topics such as Buddhism and Hinduism. 


5) The Houseboat Cruise

Imagine yourself on a houseboat, drifting down the Ganges River through the lush green Indian countryside. The sun is shining and there’s not a care in the world. You’re surrounded by family and friends and together, you savor every moment of this one-of-a-kind experience. This is what it’s like onboard our six person houseboat cruise in Varanasi, India!



India is a culture rich and diverse nation that has an abundance of natural beauty. The beaches in Goa, the mountains in Shimla, and the wildlife in Bandipur are just a few of the many reasons people visit. There are hundreds of places to explore within this country, but these five cruises offer something different from its other offerings. I hope this list helps you find your next vacation destination!